Aden Young, Adelaide Clemens, and Bruce McKinnon Talk RECTIFY Season 2, What Sets the Show Apart, Ray McKinnon’s Stunning Writing, and More

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Returning to TV screens this week is the Sundance original series Rectify.  At the start of the first season we saw Daniel Holden (Aden Young) released from 19 years on death row thanks to the tireless efforts of his sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) and newly uncovered DNA evidence suggesting he may not have been responsible for the rape and murder of his high school sweetheart.  However, nothing is cut and dry in Rectify‘s small town of Paulie, Georgia and many bitter residents, including Daniel’s stepbrother Teddy Talbot Jr (Clayne Crawford), still believe Daniel to be guilty.  At the end of season one that bitterness boiled over as a group of vigilantes took justice into their own hands.  Picking up where it left off, Rectify season 2 finds the Holden-Talbot family dealing with the aftermath of yet another tragic act of violence.  Rectify also stars Adelaide Clemens, J Smith-Cameron, Luke Kirby, Bruce McKinnon, and Jake Austin Walker.

Earlier this week I joined a number of other journalists at Fonuts Bakery in Los Angeles where we met with the cast to discuss season two.  They talked about what sets Rectify apart, the tremendous writing of creator Ray McKinnon, Daniel’s mental state following last season’s violent climax, and more.  Check out what Aden Young, Adelaide Clemens, and Bruce McKinnon had to say about Rectify Season 2 after the jump.

Keanu Reeves and Adelaide Clemens Talk GENERATION UM…, Exploring Their Characters During Rehersal, Reeves’ MAN OF TAI CHI, and More

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Set in present-day downtown New York City, the indie drama Generation Um follows John (Keanu Reeves), the quiet and withdrawn driver for an escort service that includes Violet (Bojana Novakovic) and Mia (Adelaide Clemens), two women who are as manipulative as they are beautiful.  When John impulsively steals a camcorder, he decides to use it to explore their deepest secrets, pushing their friendship to the limit.

At the film’s press day, co-stars Keanu Reeves and Adelaide Clemens spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what drew them to Generation Um…, exploring their characters’ backstories during the rehearsal period, whether they worried about making their characters likeable, shooting the fun and playful moments that take place during the credits, and what Mark L. Mann was like, as a director on his first narrative feature.  Keanu Reeves also talked about why now was the right time to make his directorial debut, with Man of Tai Chi.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Watch 5 Minutes of Footage From Baz Lurhmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton

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Warner Bros. has released 7 clips (almost 5 minutes of footage) from director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. For those unfamiliar with F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s source material, the story centers on a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) chasing the American dream who moves to New York City in the spring of 1922 and encounters a mysterious millionaire named Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Adelaide Clemens.

If you weren’t aware, Luhrmann shot Gatsby in 3D, so I’d advise paying the extra money to see it in that format.  Also, I saw some of the film in 3D and it looked like Luhrmann used the format to help tell the story.  Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The Great Gatsby opens May 10th.

RECTIFY Series Premiere Review; Another Meditative and Emotional Offering from The Sundance Channel

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The Sundance Channel just finished its 8-episode miniseries run of Jane Campion‘s ponderous, occasionally difficult and sometimes beyond fantastic Top of the Lake (now streaming on Netflix), and is putting its first original series, the equally fascinating Rectify, in the show’s former timeslot.  Rectify, created by actor Ray McKinnon (Deadwood) and from the producers of Breaking Bad, is the story of a man released from prison after 19 years on Death Row after new DNA evidence exonerates him for the crime of raping and murdering his teenage girlfriend, which he confessed to at the time.  He returns to his Paulie, Georgia, town to reunite with his family, attempting to find a new life for himself in a world he hasn’t seen for 20 years, while facing down small town politics.  Hit the jump for more on Rectify, and why you should absolutely tune in.

New Trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY Highlights the Film’s Eclectic Soundtrack

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.  For those unfamiliar with F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s source material, the story centers on a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) chasing the American dream who moves to New York City in the spring of 1922 and encounters a mysterious millionaire named Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).  This new trailer has a heavy focus on the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy (Carey Mulligan), while also giving us a strong dose of Joel Edgerton‘s Tom Buchanan.  Again Luhrmann’s vibrant visuals look fantastic, but the trailer also showcases a bounty of original music that the director has commissioned for the film from artists like BeyonceAndre 3000Lana Del Rey, and Florence + The Machine.  There’s a strong Romeo + Juliet vibe in this trailer, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing this thing on the biggest screen possible.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and to take a look at the full soundtrack listing.  The film also stars Isla FisherJason Clarke, and Adelaide Clemens.  The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10th.

First Trailer for GENERATION UM… Starring Keanu Reeves and Adelaide Clemens

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The first trailer for writer/director Mark Mann’s Generation Um… is now available.  The film, starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation) and Bojana Novakovic (Devil), centers on three adults in New York City across one day.  I’m not 100% clear on what the film is really supposed to be about from the synopsis besides partying and a generation bent on ignoring disillusionment; unfortunately the trailer doesn’t do much to clear up the synopsis.  Also starring Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises), Generation Um… will be arriving on VOD in the US on April 26th and hits limited theaters this summer on May 3rd.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.


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Sometimes buying a Blu-ray is worth the price simply to have a favorite movie on hand for repeat viewings.  Occasionally, if the film wasn’t quite as strong as you would have hoped during its theatrical release, the extras on the Blu-ray make a purchase worthwhile because they elucidate the film’s production through additional features such as a director’s cut or commentary and behind-the-scenes featurettes.  Unfortunately, the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Blu-ray boasts neither an enjoyable feature nor worthwhile bonus material.  Hit the jump for my review.

Adelaide Clemens Talks PARADE’S END, Working with Benedict Cumberbatch, THE GREAT GATSBY, RECTIFY, and More

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Set against a backdrop of impending catastrophe in the early 20th century, the five-part mini-series Parade’s End (airing on HBO from February 26th through 28th) tells the story of English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is trapped in a marriage to an unfaithful wife while being torn over his unspoken love for a fearless, young suffragette.  Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) is a callous socialite who has given birth to a child that may not be his while Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens) is a fearless young woman who unexpectedly turns Christopher’s world upside down.  As the First World War breaks out across Europe, Christopher struggles to adapt to his new life as an army officer and attempts to hold onto sanity and meaning, as the old world order collapses amidst tremendous upheaval, marking the end of Edwardian ideals and bridging the gap between feudal England and the dawn of modernism.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Adelaide Clemens talked about why she wanted to be a part of Parade’s End, how exciting it was to play such a multi-faceted and complicated character, that she was nervous about taking on such a classic British story, and how inspiring Benedict Cumberbatch was to work with.  She also talked about the experience of playing Catherine in writer/director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and her role on the Sundance Channel original series Rectify, about a man returning home after spending 19 years on Death Row.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

PARADE’S END Preview; HBO’s Miniseries Has Storytelling That Blows DOWNTON ABBEY Out Of The Water

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Parade’s End, a new five-part miniseries adaptation by Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) of Ford Maddox Ford’s novels, is everything viewers wanted from Downton Abbey‘s second season, but didn’t get.  Whereas Downton Abbey shunted the First World War to the side (and created it as a place where one could just jaunt home every weekend or whenever one felt like it),Parade’s End uses it as a centerpiece dramatically and emotionally.  The Edwardian period has regained a huge amount of popularity lately, mostly thanks to Downton, but even if you’re growing tired of costume dramas and staid portrayals of a bygone era of England, whose opulance is beyond anything we could imagine, don’t overlook Parade’s End.  It will absolutely not let you down.  Hit the jump for more about the adaptation, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby).

New Trailer for HBO Miniseries PARADE’S END Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens

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A new trailer for the upcoming HBO miniseries Parade’s End is now available.  We recently posted a teaser for the five-part adaptation of the Madox Ford novels starring Benedict CumberbatchRebecca Hall, and Adelaide Clemens, but this new trailer informs on the plot a bit more.  The WWI-era story centers on a love triangle of sorts between Christoper Tietjens (Cumberbatch), his adulterous wife Sylvia (Hall) and the alluring Valentine Wannop (Clemens).  Tietjens holds to an increasingly outdated moral code which complicates matters quite severely.  While many will draw comparisons between Parade’s End and the similarly-themed Downton Abbey, Cumberbatch is quick to make a rather brusque distinction.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and see what Cumberbatch had to say.

First Teaser Trailer for HBO Miniseries PARADE’S END Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall

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Earlier today we learned that HBO has set a February 26th premiere date for the period miniseries Parade’s End, and now the network has released a teaser trailer for the five-part WWI-era miniseries.  Written by Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), the adaptation of Madox Ford’s novel series stars Benedict CumberbatchRebecca Hall, and Adelaide Clemens and centers on an English aristocrat trying to adjust to the social upheaval around him.  The event actually first aired on BBC Two late last summer, but American audiences will get to experience the miniseries across three consecutive nights starting on February 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer, which is plenty intriguing and sufficiently heavy on the Cumberbatch.


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Well, today is the day for supernatural sequel clips it seems, because we have two to share with you. First up from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2this new clip features newly-turned vampire, Bella (Kristen Stewart) arm wrestling against Emmett (Kellan Lutz).  They amazingly assembled everything about this property that sets my teeth on edge (bad dialogue, terrible make-up, impromptu musical cues, etc) into one concise clip.  Directed by Bill Condon, the film also stars Robert PattinsonTaylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Jackson Rathbone.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.

We’ve also got a clip from Michael J. Bassett’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.   This one centers on Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) calling her father (Sean Bean) in fear that someone is following her.  He gives her some sage fatherly advice and then OH NO LOOK OUT SEAN BEAN! The film opens on October 26th. Hit the jump to watch the clips

New Clips from SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D and Robert Zemeckis’ FLIGHT

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Halloween is right around the corner and with it comes Michael J. Bassett’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The follow-up to Christophe Gans’ 2006 original adaptation of the horror survival game, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D picks up on the even of protagonist Heather Mason’s (Adelaide Clemens) 18th birthday.  This new clip features Clemens and co-star Deborah Kara Unger talking as an air-raid siren signals their approaching doom.

And in case you missed our earlier exclusive clip from director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, we have a bonus one for you this evening.  The clip features post-plane crash pilot, Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) in his hospital room being visited by his friend (John Goodman) who must have been pre-Pharmacy in college.  Hit the jump to check out the clips.

New York Comic-Con: SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D Panel Recap; SILENT HILL 3 Inspirations, Using 3D, and More

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For me, there are two seminal video game horror franchises:  Resident Evil and Silent Hill.  Both came out for the original PlayStation, and they each had a niche.  Resident Evil was the haunted house story, and Silent Hill was the psychological horror.  When it comes to their film adaptations, Resident Evil has veered wildly away from the original games, and also become a huge franchise.  Meanwhile, Silent Hill was adapted in 2006, but it failed to leave an impression.  This month, Director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) will try to bring the franchise back to life with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The film had a panel at this year’s New York Comic-Con with Bassett, producer Samuel Hadida (who also produced the first film), and stars Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington.

Hit the jump for my recap of the panel for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

Exclusive New TV Spot for SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D

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We’ve got an exclusive new TV spot for the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation 3D to share with our readers today.  The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl.  When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened.  When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is.

Hit the jump to check out the exclusive TV spot.  The film also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowellSilent Hill: Revelation 3D opens on October 26th.

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